Having confidence in yourself can be a challenge that not everyone finds natural and easy to do. Whilst some people can ‘fake it until they make it,’ others may struggle to overcome this obstacle. As well as being confident in general, body confidence is a specific area some may struggle with at periods in their life. Whether it’s our weight, height, how young or old we look, there can be numerous reasons you may lack body confidence and it can happen at any age. Here are some of the ways to help increase your body confidence and in turn enjoy life to the fullest.
Look After Your Hair
It’s no secret that having a hair cut or new style can boost your confidence, even if just temporarily until it grows again. With your hair completing many an outfit look, it takes just one bad hair day to make many of us feel less than confident, so if you regularly struggle with your hair or suffer from hair loss, this can be a daily feeling. The good news is as well as many great products available to help nourish your hair and stimulate hair growth, there are more permanent solutions such as having hair transplant surgery that can drastically change your body confidence.
Many health tourists speak highly of having a hair transplant in Turkey that is both much cheaper than here in the UK, but also provides a natural look through non-invasive hair extraction and transplantation. As hair loss can occur at any age, a hair transplant can be the ideal body confidence booster and help take years off your appearance.
Sculpt the Body You Want
As we get older, it can be much more difficult to shed the pounds due to a slower metabolism, and the signs of excess fat or sagging skin can begin to show. However, it’s not just the older generation that lacks body confidence, with many young adults also struggling with being under or overweight due to diet and lifestyle. If you’ve tried diets to no success to either gain weight or lose it, it may be time to focus on exercise instead. Having a balanced lifestyle means being able to enjoy food in moderation, but also exercising to keep your body feeling strong and healthy.
The key here is to find an exercise you enjoy doing, so if you really hate the idea of doing burpees, leave these for the time being. Whether you enjoy walking, running, rowing, cycling etc., focus on a workout routine that combines what you enjoy and slowly build confidence. You’ll be surprised how much of a mood booster regular exercise is. There are some things exercise and diet can’t solve, so similarly to hair surgery, you can choose body sculpting procedures to help. If it helps boost your body confidence, it’s worth looking into.
Avoid Comparing on Social Media
We are all guilty of it, but as we live more social media filled lives, it can be extremely difficult not to compare your life with others. By constantly comparing the way we look based on others, it can send body confidence spiralling. A top tip if you can is to unfollow anything you usually consume through social media that promotes an unachievable body image.
The more and more you look at people you deem are more attractive and comparing yourself to them, the more damage this will cause to your body confidence. Instead, think more positively about your body and celebrate what makes you different. Focus more on being happy and healthy and what you can achieve through diet and exercise based on realistic goals instead.
Being confident about your body isn’t something that can be completely changed overnight. Creating better habits and seeking expert help if you’ve struggled with your hair and body image can do wonders for your long-term confidence. Here’s to being a more positive you than anyone else.